From 21st to 24th September 2010, Litteriada (second year of the international literary festival) will take place in Košice. Contemporary Slovak, Lithuanian, Polish, Austrian and German literary scene will be presented on this occasion. Artistic association and publishing house Pectus has prepared in partnership with Conservatory in Košice the presentations of native and foreign authors for the public. Lithuanian foreign guests will be Birutė Jonuškaitė and Vladas Braziūnas, Poland will be represented by such names as Marek Wawrzkiewicz, Elżbieta Musiał, Marta Świderska-Pelinko and Austrian and German literature will be presented by Beppo Beyerl and Martin Becker.
This time, Slovak literature will be presented by Ľudovít Petraško and Peter Karpinský. Individual literary cafés will take place in the Barracks of Culturepark on Kukučínova Street 2 in Košice. Their aim is, among others, to show the character and creative potential of contemporary Slovak and foreign literature in the intercultural dialogue out of so called official literary movements to public, to create the suitable conditions for cooperation in literary culture at the international level. Conservatory in Košice has prepared an extraordinary concert Musicus Poesis for the public; it is an experimental collage of artistic recitation and classical music. The latest books of Slovak authors (Ľudovít Petraško: Bygone Times, Peter Karpinský: Antisumption) will also be presented at this festival. Together with participated foreign writers, the following books in Slovak translation will be presented, too – Marta Świderska-Pelinko: Taste of Wandering and Eden (Poland) and anthology Litteriada 2010 (poetry and prose of participants of second year of the international literary festival). Visitors will be able to buy all the books directly at the festival. Literary event will take place thanks to the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and private sponsors. Media partners of this event are Slovak Television, TV Region, TV Ours, Radio Kiss, daily Corsair, Book Revue and Touches (magazine for young literature and art).